The UN refugee agency has moved 4,700 Somali refugees from the
outskirts of Kenya's Dadaab refugee complex into the Ifo Extension
site since 25 July 2011. The ongoing relocation movement is
transferring 1,500 people a day and the pace will soon increase to
2,500 to 3,000 people per day.
The refugees had arrived in recent weeks and months after
fleeing drought and conflict in Somalia. They settled spontaneously
on the edge of Ifo camp, one of three existing camps in the Dadaab
complex, that has been overwhelmed by the steadily growing influx
The new Ifo Extension site will provide tented accommodation to
90,000 refugees in the coming months. Latrines and water reservoirs
have been constructed and are already in use by the families that
have moved to this site.
All photos UNHCR / B. Bannon